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Here are some guidelines to help as you prepare your items for the sale. Click here to see what is acceptable and not acceptable for the sale.

Clothing

The better they look, the better they sell! Please take time to wash and de-wrinkle. Please check for stains, broken zippers, torn hemlines, etc. Also pay attention to excessive fade, pilling or ordor. During check in, will not receive any item that is not in great condition.

Use plastic hangers only please in a size so items won't slip off.

Holiday dressy outfits, Halloween costumes and clothes, Thanksgiving and holiday / winter prints are all welcomed at the fall event. Also, heavier gear for cold days and winter sports.

New Year, Valentine and St. Patrick's Day are fine too since our spring sale is not likely to occur before then.

Please save sandals, sundresses, shorts (except athletic shorts), capris, flip-flops and associated spring/summer prints until the spring event.

Use pant hangers or safety pin pants/skirt to a hanger (do not fold over-they slide off or bunch up).

Safety pin all sets and accessories securely together. Pieces need to be viewable without unpinning or unpackaging.

Special considerations for infant, maternity and juniors. Be picky! Infant clothing is abundant, bring your best, bundle and price well to sell.

Maternity - limit to your best 15 items in current styles.

Juniors shoppers are picky! We will accept adult sizes, but be sure this appealed to your teen / young adult. See 'Juniors' for more details.

Shoes

Please only bring shoes in clean, excellent condition! (No toe damage or excessive wear on soles.) Put your consignor number and price on masking tape on the bottom or inside of the shoes AND safety pin the price tag to a shoe lace or through the shoe eyelet. Zip-tie shoes together or put the shoes and price tag inside ziploc bag. No flip-flops or sandals for the fall/winter sale. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT SHOES WITH SCUFFED TOES, DIRTY OR DISCOLORED SOLES. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT USED SHOES IN BOXES.

Bedding

It is best to package a bedding set together in A clear plastic bag with zipper. They sell the XL bags or mesh laundry bags at the dollar stores. Other blankets, sheets, etc. sell best when hung on a pant hanger or pinned to a regular hanger.

Blankets

Hang and pin blankets over hangers so that shoppers can see them. If they are small receiving blankets, group 2 or 3 together in a Ziploc bag and seal with clear plastic tape. Safety pin tag to the outside of the Ziploc bag.

Loose Items

Bottles, bibs, rattles, socks (very clean only), bows, etc group together appropriately in Ziploc bags. Seal with clear packing tape. Tape tag to Ziploc bag. Write your consignor number and price on the Ziploc with a Sharpie in case the tag comes off during the sale. Please bundle similar items to create a minimum $3 value. This will help them sell and increase your check. Note - nipples are not accepted with used bottles and we do not accept used pacifiers.

Toys, Furniture, Equipment

Must be clean and in working order (batteries included.) Small parts must be bagged and attached to the main part very securely. If parts get separated it will not sell. Bring tools to assemble items that require assembly. Games should be taped closed. Puzzles, books, videos and small toys should be grouped accordingly and put in Ziploc bags. Secure with clear packing tape and pin tag to the Ziploc bag. It is also good to write your consignor number and info on the Ziploc bag with a Sharpie in case the tag comes off. Puzzles should be wrapped securely in clear Saran wrap to keep the pieces intact. TOYS NOT PACKAGED APPROPRIATELY WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

We will only accept Disney stuffed animals in like-new condition or stuffed animals that do something (i.e. sing/dance).

Large Little Tikes Toys and Furniture are in high demand! When tagging large toys also attach a piece of masking tape to the toy with your consignor information. This will enable us to sell your toy even if the tag comes off! We sell 95% of Toys, Furniture and Baby Equipment that are priced well and in good condition!

Toy recall information- Due to the high number of toy recalls during the past year, we will be inspecting toys very carefully. We reserve the right to pull any toy that we think might have been recalled. To help us, please do not bring any toys that have been subject to a recall. You may check the following website for current toy recalls: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/toy.html. Also for a helpful resource made available by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Click here.

Car Seats

Your car seat must have been manufactured within the past five years. It must not be subject to recall or have been in an accident. You may check the following website for current recalls: www.carseat.org/Recalls/179NP.pdf All seat covers and straps must be thoroughly cleaned. You will be asked to sign a car seat waiver stating your car seat has all the pieces, is in excellent condition and not more than five years old. Car seats will be closely inspected for safety reasons. If your car seat includes an expiration date, there must be one year remaining until the expiration.

Furniture Nook!

If you would like to bring large furniture pieces to our sale you must contact me for permission. (Desks, tables, chairs, etc) This will all be based on our space limitations. All furniture must be in EXCELLENT condition. josie@rhealana.com

Cribs

Due to the thousands of recalls and the crib regulations being raised, we will not sell any crib manufactured before December 2011. Contact the manufacturer of your crib to find out if it is recalled. Most companies will send you a repair kit or give you instructions on how to return your crib for a refund. We do accept Pack n Plays and Bassinettes.

Acceptable Items

Boy's sizes 0-20, girl's sizes 0-16 and junior sizes 1-11 in teen styles. All must be no more in current styles, clean and odor-free. (Adult sizes are accepted only if the brands and style are appealing to juniors.) Infant clothing - priced competitively - its abundant! Underwear - new in the package and in children's sizes only Shoes in excellent condition Baby furniture, equipment and miscellaneous items Nursery accessories Toys (with all pieces, clean and with working batteries) Books, DVDs and video games Sports accessories Maternity clothing -in style and in good condition Nursing tops, bra and other related items. Nursery, playroom and children's decor. Any furniture (email josie@rhealana.com to confirm if there is space).

Unacceptable Items

Recalled Items. Click here for a helpful handbook from the Consumer Protect Safety Commission. Out-of-date clothing - It will not sell! Any item that is stained, torn or extremely worn. Items with missing buttons, broken zippers or lost parts. Training, juniors or women's bras (nursing bras only). Used underwear. Women's or men's clothing/shoes. Prom/formal dress. Battery operated toys without working batteries. Baby equipment that is not clean, has missing pieces or has been recalled. Used pacifiers, nipples (simply remove from sets of bottles) Bags of loose toys unless theme oriented (i.e. bags of all army toys, all McDonald toys, Barbie toys all cars and trucks, etc.) Any items with excessive odor (often from smoke or musty from storage - have a friend sniff-check)

If you have any questions we’ll be happy to help! Contact Josie Meyer at josie@rhealana.com.